SUNY College at Old Westbury welcomes the distinctive experiences transfer students add to the life and activity of our campus. We are also committed to providing excellent academic programs to help you further your education. Following are the transfer requirements and a guide to the application process for those seeking transfer admission to Old Westbury.
Basic Admission Requirements
There are different grade point average requirements for transfer students, dependent on the School or program in which you are interested.
- School of Business: 3.0 for B.S. in Accounting; 2.7 for B.S. in Business Administration
- School of Education: 3.0 for all programs
- School of Arts and Sciences: 2.0 for all programs
A maximum of 72 transfer credits will be awarded. Credits appearing on the transcript of another accredited college that were taken at that college are evaluated by the Office of the Registrar for transfer to Old Westbury. Transfer credit for courses taken at institutions that operate on a quarter system is limited to computed equivalence in semester hours.
- A complete explanation of the college's Transfer Credit Policies and Procedures are available in the Office of the Registrar section of our site.
- An unofficial review of those courses for which credit may be acceptable at Old Westbury and towards what college requirements can be completed using the online Course Equivalencies Credit Guide.
How to Apply
The recommended application date for transfer students is March 15th for fall 2014 entry; October 15th for spring 2015 entry. To ensure a timely review of your application, it is best to act early. Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.
Follow the simple steps below for admission as a transfer to Old Westbury:These applications dates are recommended to ensure the most efficient processing of your materials. Applications and materials received after these dates may require additional time for a review to be completed.
Step 1: Apply Online
SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application. Please complete and submit only one of these applications. Both require a $50 non-refundable application fee.
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Step 2: Forward Transcripts and Test Results
Transfer applicants must submit a high school transcript and transcripts from all colleges attended. All transcripts may be sent electronically.
Step 3: Submit Supplemental Essay
Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay. Download the essay assignment
Applicants are encouraged to submit supplemental forms electronically to the email@example.com mailbox, however, hard copies can be mailed to the Office of Admissions.
Step 4: Submit all other requested items
Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. Should you be asked for such information, please be certain to provide a prompt response and submission.